Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hank Mobley - Hank Mobley and His All Stars (1957) [Remastered 1996]

Hank Mobley - Hank Mobley and His All Stars (1957) [Remastered 1996]
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Genre ~ Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ Capitol Records

This CD is a straight reissue of a Hank Mobley LP that features the "Who's Who" of late-'50s hard bop: the tenor-leader, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, pianist Horace Silver, bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Art Blakey. The quintet performs five Mobley compositions (best is the lyrical "Mobley's Musings"), songs that are generally more interesting for their chord changes than for their melodies, which is probably why none of them became standards. One's attention is constantly drawn to the inventive solos and Art Blakey's roaring "accompaniment." An above-average effort from some of the best. ~ AllMusic


01. Reunion [06:56]
02. Ultra Marine [10:38]
03. Don't Walk [07:51]
04. Lower Stratosphere [06:39]
05. Mobley's Musings [06:04]

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